Imperial College London

Business School named number one UK-based school in FT MSc Finance ranking



The Business School has retained its position as the UK’s highest ranked business school for its Masters in Finance by the Financial Times.

In the latest Financial Times Masters in Finance ranking, Imperial College Business School is ranked ninth in the world and is also the highest ranked UK-based school. It has retained both positions from the last time the ranking was published in 2018.

The results also show how Imperial’s programme has achieved a big increase in career-related factors, jumping 23 places for the career progress of its graduates and six places for their salary percentage increase.

"Our students are, like us, very interested in ensuring business and education properly reflect the diversity of the world in which they operate." Professor Francisco Veloso Dean of Imperial College Business School

Leila Guerra, Vice-Dean (Education) of the Business School, said: “This is a strong showing in a very competitive ranking. At a time when students are increasingly focused on the career outcomes of their degree programmes, it is wonderful to see such progress in our career-related metrics. This is an area in which we have invested a lot and we are now seeing the results – which are in line with the feedback we are receiving from recruiters about the growing reputation of our graduates.”

Imperial also ranked in the top 10 for several diversity-related criteria, including:

· The international makeup of its faculty

· The number of languages spoken by its students

· The international mobility of its graduates

· The gender balance of its advisory board

Professor Francisco Veloso, Dean of Imperial College Business School, said: “Our students are, like us, very interested in ensuring business and education properly reflect the diversity of the world in which they operate. Societal transformation is a key part of the Business School’s mission and we will not achieve that without ensuring all voices are heard. It is very gratifying that the Financial Times has deemed our efforts worthy of recognition.”

The overall result highlights Imperial’s strong reputation in finance, reflected in the School’s close links to the City of London, the intellectual authority of its finance academics and the successes of students and alumni working in finance.

The Financial Times ranking is based on responses of both the business schools themselves and their MSc Finance alumni on various criteria.

The full rankings table can be viewed on the Financial Times website.

For further information about the MSc Finance programme at Imperial College Business School, please visit the School’s website.


Michael Mills

Michael Mills
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